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Allusion

a passing or casual reference to something with which the reader is probably FAMILIAR (historical, Biblical, literary, etc.)

Analyze

To examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements for PARTS of a work

Application

ability to USE learned material in new situations

Argument

a statement supported by evidence intended to persuade

Assess

to set or FIND the IMPORTANCE or value of SOMETHING

Authority

a source of EXPERT information or opinion

Bias

a judgment based on a personal OPINION

Cite

to make REFERENCE to; to acknowledge the SOURCE of information

Claim

a STATEMENT used as a thesis, supported by evidence to PERSUADE

Clarify

to make something easier to UNDERSTAND

Cohesion

the use of transitions and other organizational devices to GUIDE readers and show RELATIONSHIP of parts

Compare

to show all the ways two or more things are ALIKE

Conclusion

a final DECISION or judgment reached by reasoning

Connotation

the implied meaning or FEELINGS associated with a WORd

Context

-the words that are used with a phrase that help to EXPLAIN the meaning


the SITUATION in which something happens

Contrast

to show all the ways two or more things are DIFFERENT

Contribute

to play a part in or ADD to

Convey

make something known; EXPLAIN

Cumulative

in addition of NEW material that INCLUDES OLD

Delineate

to describe accurately

Demonstrate

to show by EXAMPLE

Denotation

explicit or direct meaning of a word (DICTIONARY DEFINITION)

Determine

because of evidence or facts, IDENTIFY a conclusion

Develop

the act of CREATING by explaining and adding to an idea

Distinguish

to make clear the DIFFERENCE between concepts or items

Establish

to PROVE or show to be true

Evaluate

EXAMINE or JUDGE carefully

Explicit

DIRECTLY STATED

Function

PURPOSE or ROLE that an object fulfills or is suited for

Identify

to POINT OUT or indicate who or what someone or something is

Impact

a strong and powerful effect or INFLUENCE

Implicit

SUGGESTED or hinted, though NOT DIRECTLY expressed

Inference

CONCLUSION based on reasoning and implicit and explicit evidence

Interact

to HAVE AN EFFECT on or change another

Logical

concluding or resulting from CLEAR THINKING; sound judgment

Mood

READER'S FEELING about a situation

Morpheme

unit of language, constituting a word or meaningful PART OF A WORD

Morphology

STUDY OF WORD PARTS and patterns

Nuance

subtle DIFFERENCE in meaning

Objective

based on FACTS instead of feelings or opinions

Organization

the ARRANGEMENT of parts into a structured whole; order

Paraphrase

to restate a text or passage in YOUR OWN WORDS to show understanding

Point of View

PERSPECTIVE of the writer/speaker; an opinion or judgment; may also be referred to as POSITION

Purpose

a REASON or plan that guides an action

Reasoning

the process of THINKING in a logical way in order to form a CONCLUSION

Relevant

having significant RELATIONSHIP to the subject

Repetition

say or WRITE something AGAIN for EMPHASIS

Strategy

a PLAN, method, or series of actions to achieve a particular goal or effect

Structure

the ARRANGEMENT of and relations to achieve a particular goal or effect

Sufficient

ENOUGH; as much as needed

Suggest

IMPLY a proposal, solution, hypothesis, or other possible answer

Summarize

to reduce down to its MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS as a way of showing comprehension

Support

backing up a thesis with details and EVIDENCE

Synthesize

to COMBINE different elements to form a new creation

Textual Evidence

all the data or INFORMATION drawn directly from a TEXT to support

Theme

the MESSAGE or life lesson to be gained from a text

Tone

AUTHOR'S ATTITUDE toward a character or situation

Trace

to FOLLOW or determine the course of a progression